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by Ryan Snyder

DJ A-VEGAS

DJ handle: DJ A-Vegas

Real name: Alvin L. Chamblee

What you play: Hip hop, dance/ electro, rock, ’80s and ’90s, and Top 40 hits

Catch me at: Mondays and Thursdays at Ziggy’s, Fridays at Mix Martini Bar, and Saturdays at Mod Bar.

Upcoming shows: New Year’s Eve party at Mod Bar!

Got in the game: I’ve DJ-ed since I was a kid. The first time my dad let me play and mix records was when I was 8 or 9 years old.

Why I do it: My dad used to DJ so I just followed suit.

Influences: Music has always influenced me in many different ways, mainly to have a good, free state of mind. It makes me feel good to see other people out dancing and letting all their troubles go. The music allows them to have a good time.

First pro gig: I’ve DJ-ed at a lot of bars and parties, but I would say my first true professional gig was at the Mix Martini Bar.

Studio work: I have not had the chance to work in a studio, but maybe one day when I’m not working all the time. I do most of my practice and mixes at home.

Favorite technique: Mixing in and out a track while the main track is playing.

Signature mix: Super Club Mix 2K11

Personal playlist: Mostly everything.

It depends on what type of mood I’m in. I’m into hip-hop, dance/electro, rock, and really heavy rock/metal.

My gear: Numark NS7, Numark Cue, JBL 500 Speakers

Website: Facebook @ Alvin Cham (djavegas)

I’d like to add: Never give up on your dreams. If it’s something you love and want to do in life, push for it no matter how hard it may be and never be afraid to be different.

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